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Stephen Avenue is a major pedestrian mall in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The mall is actually the portion of 8th Avenue SW between 4th Street SW and 1st Street SE. It is only open to vehicles after 6:00 PM and before 6:00 AM. The street terminates at Olympic Plaza and Calgary city hall. It also intersects with Barclay Mall (3rd Street SW), another pedestrian mall that connects Stephen Avenue to Eau Claire Plaza. View of downtown Calgary from Princes Island. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Onward Established: Fort Calgary: 1876 Town: 1884 City: 1894 Area: 789. ... The neighbourhood of Eau Claire in Calgary, Alberta is located immediately north of Downtown, and south of the Bow River. ...


The street is known for its restaurants, high end retail, art house movie theatres and its pubs. Stephen Avenue also sits adjacent to downtown Calgary's primary indoor shopping complex comprised of Calgary Eaton Centre, TD Square, Bankers Hall and Scotia Centre. The complex is anchored by Sears, and The Bay. Some of the major luxery retail tenants on Stephen Avenue include Holt Renfrew, McNally Robinson Boksellers, and Bang & Olufsen. TD Square TD Square is a shopping centre located in the downtown core of Calgary, Alberta. ... Bankers Hall shopping area Bankers Hall shopping area, located in downtown Calgary is part of the Bankers Hall complex which includes twin 52 storey office towers. ... Sears Canada Inc. ... La Baie on Montreals Saint Catherine Street, with 1501 McGill College in the background The Bay is a chain of 98 fashion department stores that operate across parts of Canada. ... Founded as a hat shop in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, in 1837, by Irishman William Samuel Henderson, Holt Renfrew is a high-end Canadian department store often compared to the United States retailer Neiman Marcus. ... McNally Robinson Booksellers is a small chain of Canadian independent bookstores. ... Bang & Olufsen (B&O) is a Danish company that designs high end audio products, television sets, and telephones. ...


Unlike 17th Avenue, Stephen Avenue has never really been a major night spot in the city, although there are a few night clubs in the area. Victoria Park was named after Queen Victoria, who is pictured above, as part of a monument to the Boer War. ...


History

Historic buildings on Stephen Avenue
Historic buildings on Stephen Avenue

The street was named after Lord George Mount Stephen, the first president of the Canadian Pacific Railway[1]. As one of the Calgary's oldest streets, it probably contains the highest concentration of registered historic buildings in the city and was thus declared a Canadian historic site in 1992[2]. Most of these building are sandstone; a result of the construction of fire resistant buildings that followed a fire in 1886 that damaged much of the city. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 1169 KB)Photo courtesy of the Calgary Downtown Association. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 1169 KB)Photo courtesy of the Calgary Downtown Association. ... The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. ...


Notes

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  2. Calgary Downtown Association

 
 

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